It’s that time of the year again when we review engagement rings of the past and present and predict the engagement rings we’ll be seeing a lot of in the future. Without further ado, let’s jump into our list of engagement ring trends for 2020.
Halo Is Out, Pave Is In
The halo engagement ring setting is a very pretty and a very clever one. The aptly named “halo” of smaller diamonds surrounding the center diamond makes the center diamond appear bigger than it is. This optical illusion is why many budget-conscious couples go for the halo engagement ring. You get the big-diamond look for a lot less. But we are seeing a shift in popularity toward another sparkle-ful engagement ring setting, the pave setting.
Pave setting is where tiny melee diamonds are mounted on the jewelry with small blobs of metal, without any prongs. This technique gives the appearance of the jewelry being diamond-encrusted as the metal holding the diamonds in place fades into the backdrop of metal. The pave setting is also a great choice for couples looking at budget-friendly engagement ring setting. An engagement ring with a pave band adds plenty of extra sparkle to the ring so a budget-conscious bride can get away with a smaller, less expensive center diamond.
The pave trend is also influenced by some stunning celebrity pave engagement rings such as Brittany Snow’s tasteful round diamond and thin pave band engagement ring. This is a design-classic that you can personalize according to your tastes. Take a look at this compass-point engagement ring from our latest collection. The ring features the two classic elements: solitaire center diamond and the twinkling pave band. The playful element of the prong placement adds a personalized touch to the timeless setting.
Here’s another take on the solitaire center diamond with pave band engagement ring setting, the criss cross shank engagement ring from our latest collection. This delightful ring has an intertwined, twisting pave set band that adds visual interest and of course lots of sparkle.
Upgrading Your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band
This next engagement ring trend isn’t one design but rather a change in the outlook towards engagement rings and ‘engagement ring and wedding band’ sets. Earlier this year, when Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to her baby boy, she also created history by changing her engagement ring and wedding band set. The duchess used to wear a yellow gold wedding band along with her custom-designed three-stone engagement ring. While the yellow gold band remains unchanged, her new set includes another beautiful three-stone engagement ring setting and a pave-set eternity band.
Upgrading your engagement ring or adding a new wedding band following an important event (think, anniversary or the birth of your child) is a trend we absolutely love. Your tastes and where you are in life changes so it makes sense that you would want to see those changes reflected in your engagement ring and wedding band. Check our diamond upgrade policy here.